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Beginning Weaving

Learn all the basics and go home to show off your very own cotton dish towel, twill gamp (sampler) and scarf! Students will become accustomed to looms and all their parts, learn to read and follow …

Beginning Spinning with Sara

Our beginning class covers all the basics to get you started. Learn about different types of wools and their uses for different styles of yarn, the process of washing raw wool, how to prepare worst…

Overshot Shawls

Here’s a contemporary twist to a recognizable historic weave-structure! This shawl is arranged in a gamp format with five classic patterns threaded across the width of the warp. The patterns incl…

Understanding Countermarch Looms

This class is for the individual who has a countermarch loom or for someone who is thinking of purchasing one, but has been scared off by the idea of a countermarch tie up. This class will examine …

Clasped Weft for Floor Loom or Rigid Heddle

This course has been designed for those weavers who are looking for a more organic approach to adding visual texture to their woven fabrics. In this class students will be introduced to a technique…

Clasped Warp - Not Weft

We’ve all marveled over the lovely pieces that utilized clasped weft to create this wonderfully organic pieces that one can control during the weaving process. In this class we will be tackli…

Weaving Multiple Structures on a Straight Eight Threading

This workshop is intended to help you think beyond the obvious possibilities of a given threading and treadling. A perfect example is the numerous treadling’s you find for a threading draft in y…

Finishing Your Handwoven Fabrics

Two days devoted solely to the finishing of handwovens! Class will detail the two-step process of finishing the fabric by washing/fulling and finishing through stabilizing the edges. Step 1: you wi…

Crazy for Crackle Weave

The structure Crackle was the name given by Mary Atwater for the less easily pronounced, yet more worldly recognized Scandinavian term Jamtlandsvaev. The term was coined as the structure resembles …

Block Double Weave Scarves

The term double weave takes on several thoughts. It could be structural such as a two layered fabric that makes a tube or double width as many of you have already tried in weaving double weave blan…

Swedish Pattern Weaves

Joanne Hall has been inspired by her Swedish her…

Unlocking the Mysteries of 19th Century Drafts

In this hands-on class students will unlock the mysteries of the 19th century weavers’ drafts. Students will explore handwritten drafts from Pennsylvania German manuscripts. Many are writ…

Optical Dyeing for Spinners

Optical…

Paper Spinning

Kami-Ito and Shifu

Japanese paper spinning and weaving

The tradition of making cloth from hand spun paper developed in rural Japan in the 1600’s. Cloth w…

Spinning Wools of North America

Many sheep breeds have either evolved or been developed in North America. This workshop is a spinning survey of some of these breeds. Breeds that have evolved or gradually modified from older breed…

Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana

Does 2 harness weaving sound boring to you? This class may change your mind! Beginning and advanced weavers alike will be amazed at the variations of pattern possible with just 2 harnesses and a …